Latest Update July 2022

We apologise for the lack of new news…life just gets in the way at times!  

NNWFHS sends out a monthly newsletter to members which is packed with all sorts of useful information, occasional teasers and interesting articles on local topics and sometimes more national news items such as the release of the 1921 census.

NNWFHS also holds two other Zoom events. Cuppa and Chat is an informal online gathering where participants can chat with each other about family history or anything else really! These are usually held each month. The other online group is the DNA Group – Down New Avenues – discussing all aspects of DNA.

These two digital innovations are only open to members only – but for a membership fee £10 per year, it is excellent value! The membership also includes a quarterly journal and of course access to a special members only section of our website.  NNWFHS is known as the Friendly Family History Society of North Warwickshire and you will be warmly welcomed into the fold.


Helpdesks are hosted each month by local libraries and staffed by NNWFHS volunteers.

Third Monday – 10.00am-noon. Coleshill Library. Tel: 03005558171 Third Wednesday – 2.00pm-4.00pm. Atherstone Library. Tel: 03005558171


Most people these days are familiar with buying stuff online. Click on ​About NNWFHS then ​ NNWFHS Shop and see what’s on offer from resources, booklets, transcriptions and much more. Take a look! You may be surprised at what you can find! You can also join our society or renew your membership too.

In June…

Cuppa & Chat – informal family history discussion and help took place on 7th and 16th June on Zoom.

In June, our speaker for the live meeting at Chilvers Coton was laid up with Covid!  Instead of it being John Burton talking about ribbon weavers, it was Rob Everitt, who generously stood in at short notice, with a fascinating presentation about WWI and Nuneaton’s men involved in a specialist unit. 

Sunday 19th June. Maxstoke Castle – Annual Open Day. B46 2RD See It seemed a great shame that next to no members attended this event.

Saturday 25th June. The Family History Show at Knavesmire Exhibition Centre, York. YO23 1EX NNWFHS attended this show and it was a delight to chat to members and visitors alike about their family history.

And in July…

On 12th July, we are back on Zoom with member Margaret Ball talking about Jacob Rivers, VC – and some of the pitfalls of research!  Booking via EventBrite and the link is pinned at top of the Facebook page.   The DNA Zoom group meeting is on 26th at 7.30pm.  

Coming up in August…

Don’t forget that the August meeting is a guided visit to Ansley Church.  See you there!

A complete list of all our events can be seen on the Events Page of our website.

If you wish to join our friendly society, please use the tab on our NNWFHS/join page on this website to find details about how to join and the types of membership available.